Review: GymClass London
Before the Christmas madness, I had the amazing opportunity to pop down to GymClass by Helle Hammonds in Holland Park. GymClass is a truly unique, world-class and bloody effective.
I attended Helle's class. Celebrity Personal Trainer & Barry's Bootcamp instructor, this girl know how to get you going and has the bod to match (check out those abs, yeah I know I regret that biscuit too). Within the 50 mins session, there are 2 sections which consist of high intensity drills and plenty of strengthening exercises (don't forget weight gloves!).
The class is small and intimate with around 15 people, so you can get to know those in your session and Helle can pay extra attention - I promise, it's far from intimidating or embarrassing. One of the drills we did even had some partner work - everyone is so welcoming and lovely so don't worry if you go alone, I did. You'll soon find a buddy, thank you Ash! Helle must be commended on creating a community, which is welcoming and family-like.
My Fuelband was going crazy as I quickly burnt 1000 calories and felt myself building some upper body strength (slowly). As you can see, the studio has spin bikes, Dumbbells, TRX and Bars. There was a fair amount of pull ups to be done - I'm not ashamed to admit that I cannot do more that 3 full pull up (yet, watch this space) but Helle was able to adapt the drill for me to use bands - GymClass really goes the extra mile to make sure no ones left behind feeling incapable.
The location is perfect, set amongst the leafy streets of Holland Park - and a stone throw from Holland Park and Shepard's Bush tube stations, transport is amazing and you'll be spoilt for choice for post workout meals! - We can't wait to go back, thank you Helle X
First session @ GymClass £20, there are a range of membership options available.
GymClass, 168 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UH (www.gym-class.co.uk)